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Windshield stuff, gas?
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Phil Payne) writes:
> In message <199701180222.VAA29618@hammurabi.nh.ultra.net> human writes:
> > Required Audi content? um, There was word of squirters alone not being able
> > to keep hi wattage lenses clean, say it ain't so?
> It _is_ so, at least in the UK at present. Road spray contains quite a bit of
> salt and the washers are just useless. Even at a fair speed, the headlamp
> glasses are warm to the touch and the spray dries on them instantly.
Couple more words on the same subject. I have the "quad" Euros in the Coupe
GT, and they now have 130/100 watt outers with stock inners. I don't have
anything like as bad a problem on this car, which I'm temporarily putting down
to the lights being recessed about 1 1/2" into the bezels. There's much less
direct surface airflow across the glass - the ur-quattro's lights are flush
with the grill, of course.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Area "D" meeting one Thursday night, had a
pint and drove to the Area "E" meeting on the same night. I was followed all
the way by a 20V ur-quattro with the same light modifications I did do to
mine. All the way there (around 65 miles) John was trying to stay out of my
spray. On the dual carriageways and motorways he was always in a different
lane (like having a wingman) and he even used the opposite carriageway on some
isolated stretches of normal road, pulling back over when traffic appeared.
I'm wondering if Audi use the same Cibies (856 941 029A/030A) in another car
(5000, perhaps) that has a wash/wipe system available? Does anyone have an
Audi with headlight _wipers_?
(BTW - it's a strange feeling to assess the road approaching and decide that
there's _just_ _enough_ room to overtake before a bend, do it, and then look in
the mirror to find it still full of 20V!)
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club